• Year
  • 1936/1937
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 146459

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 6
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 470 kHz
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast and Short Wave (SW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Storage and/or dry batteries / 135, 90, 2, -3, & -9 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 37-38J - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
  • Shape
  • Console with any shape - in general
  • Notes
  • The Philco model 37-38 series has a 6-tube 2-band battery-powered chassis. A 2-volt storage battery can be used for the filament supply, or a dry battery (presumably 3 volts) can be used, with a ballast tube that plugs into the battery pack.

    There are five models with different cabinet styles. The early version of model 37-38B is a shouldered tombstone; the late version is a rectangular tombstone.

    The early version of model 37-38F is a floor-type console with a tulip pattern for the speaker opening. The late version of 37-38F has a large rectangular speaker grill with three vertical bars in front of the speaker. Model 37-38J is a floor-type console with a slightly trapezoidal profile and three vertical bars in front of the speaker.

  • Price in first year of sale
  • 70.00 $
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 7 = 1936 and before
  • Literature/Schematics (3)
  • Philco Folder No. PR-430 for 1937.
  • Author
  • Model page created by Thomas Albrecht. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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The model 37-38J is part of the collections of the following members.